Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957: Family Ties
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Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957: Family Ties

Writer: Mike Mignola, Chris Roberson Artist: Laurence Campbell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 15, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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Before they can track down an errant copy of Gustav Strobl's Witchcraft and Demonology, Hellboy and B.P.R.D. agent Susan Xiang are sidetracked by a beset housewife's pleas for help. Unraveling the mystery of an unwanted house guest may lead the occult investigators right to where they wanted to be, but also right into demonic danger.

Celebrated writer Mike Mignola and longtime collaborator Chris Roberson bring you yet another hit Hellboy one-shot, with art by the extraordinary Laurence Campbell and colors by Dave Stewart.

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 15, 2021

    Campbell does a great job with the art in the issue. Dark, moody and gorgeously detailed, Campbell captures the characters and their world beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Chris O'Connor Sep 7, 2021

    Whilst searching for an errant copy of Witchcraft and Demonology Hellboy and B.P.R.D. agent Susan Xiang are drawn to a beset housewife and her cries for help. It might just be they've found their book and a chance to help someone at the same time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Sep 15, 2021

    Campbells artwork, bolstered by Dave Stewart's colors, make this a must read for franchise fans but the blueprint of how Mignola's writing unfolds leaves no room for surprises. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Sep 15, 2021

    'Family Ties' sets a very high bar for "Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957," delivering one of the best 1950s stories to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Sep 14, 2021

    The first entry in Hellboy & the B.P.R.D.s 1957 adventures is off to a fantastic start, dark and brooding atmosphere combined with a unique tale centred around a troubled family make for an excellent entry in the Mignolaverse. The Hellboy & the B.P.R.D. tales are in a unique position to both fill the gaps in Hellboys timeline, while also getting to see the evolution of a much younger Hellboy into the hero that readers are intimately familiar with. Roberson's writing pairs perfectly with Mignolas, and Campbell's art consistently creates some of the more atmospheric tales in the Mignolaverse. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 14, 2021

    Hellboy and The B.P.R.D.: 1957 Family Ties invokes superstitions in idyllic suburbia with excellent creature feature vibes and a moody sequence that'll have you on edge. It's filled with atmosphere and perfect to get you in the mood for Halloween. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 15, 2021

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957 - Family Ties is a solid start to this series of one-shot comics. It has some details that fans of the Hellboy world will enjoy but those who have never read a story can ignore and not miss anything. It's a solid horror comic for this Halloween season and one fans of Hellboy or the horror genre should check out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard Sep 14, 2021

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.: 1957--Family Tiesis a solid start to the end of an era. The one-shot includes some nods to older series in Hellboy's universe, while also staying accessible to new readers. Anyone who enjoys tension and horror will likely enjoy this contained story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Sep 15, 2021

    While Ive found some of the stories a bit hit and miss over the last couple of years, and as Ive said above, this is a great return to form for Team Mignolaverse. Long may it continue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 14, 2021

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. 1957Family Ties #1 uses the horror genre as a vehicle to explore toxic family bonds and serves as a great Hellboy stand-alone to boot. If you are a fan of Hellboy, whether it's the comics or Guillermo del Toro's take on the horned hero, you will definitely want to pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Sep 16, 2021

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D 1957: Family Ties is an incredibly enjoyable story that I've been happy to read over a couple of times already in a single sitting. Read Full Review

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